October 2015

Mummifying...Stuffed Animals?

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Last week, if you had walked down the 6th grade hallway, you would have found students cleaning stuffed animals, taking out the stuffing, and wrapping them up in toilet paper. Why? The students are learning all about ancient Egypt and the customs of its ancient people. To make the process of mummifying come alive (especially during the Halloween holiday), the students went through each step of the mummifying process using old stuffed animals. The students had a blast and learned a lot through this hands-on activity.

Red Ribbon Week: A Huge Success!

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This past week was Red Ribbon Week, where students pledged to live a drug-free life. Included in the celebrations were a door decoration contest, two assemblies--The Rocky Mountain Wizard magic show and the UVU Spirit Squad--and dress-up days all week. The week concluded with a spectacular Halloween Parade. Thanks to everyone who participated, helped, and supported all that went on this week. And a huge thanks to the parents of our students who work hard to lead and support their children!

Coats Available!

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If your child is in need of a coat for the winter, please come to the Tabitha's Pantry facility (140 North Main Street Spanish Fork) from 10am-1pm or 2pm-6pm Monday (Nov. 2) through Saturday (Nov. 7). There are many coats in various sizes available, and they are being given out on a first come first served basis until they run out.

The person picking up the coat will need to have a picture ID and be registered in their system. If the coat is for a child, the CHILD MUST BE PRESENT so they can make sure the coat fits.

Read for the Record

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Last week during specialty classes, each grade had the opportunity to hear a story read by our principal, Mr. Rawlings. The students enjoyed the story and the chance to visit with Mr. Rawlings. We love good books and being part of a great school!

Red Ribbon Week

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photo courtesy of www.rossfordschools.org

Next week, October 26-30, is Red Ribbon Week! This is an exciting to week that focuses on drug prevention. Each day next week we will have a themed dress-up day:

Monday: Put a cap on drugs! (Wear a cap or hat.)

Tuesday: Drugs and I don't mix! (Wear mismatched clothes.)

Wednesday: It's crazy to do drugs! (Crazy Hair Day)

Thursday: Team up against drugs! (Wear your favorite team jersey, t-shirt, or sweatshirt.)

Friday: Drugs are scary! (Wear Halloween costumes--NO masks, blood, or weapons)

Online Coding Camp

Are you interested in learning how apps or electronic games work?  Or how websites or software programs operate? If you are interested in learning the language of computers (computer coding), starting in November Nebo School District is offering after-school classes for students in grades 4-9 in various locations throughout the district.  Please click on the link for further information or to register for coding camps. Flyers are also available in the main office.http://pub.lucidpress.com/nebocodingcamps/

Fall Break!

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Fall Break is this Thursday and Friday! Enjoy the break from school, and we will see you back on Monday!

Fire Prevention Week Coloring Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Fire Prevention Week coloring contest winners! One winner from each grade was chosen, and those students were picked up at school today in a fire truck and taken to the fire station to eat lunch with the fire fighters. Great job to everyone who entered the contest! The winners were: Kakoa Campbell, Serenity Losee, Omar Rangel, Zach Stimson, Yasmine Lopez, Amie Montgomery, and Damaris Arrazola. Go lions!

The Apex Fun Run is Coming!

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picture retrieved from sskypto.com

We are so excited for the Apex Fun Run to begin in just a few weeks! The Apex program teaches students about leadership and fitness. From November 2nd-15th, students will learn how to become outstanding leaders by focusing each day on a different leadership quality: DREAM (Dive In, Resourceful, Elevate Others, Attitude Check, Make a Difference). And Wednesday, November 11th, is the Fun Run! Students can raise pledges for the Fun Run to raise money for the classroom and school. These two weeks are going to be a blast, and we can't wait! (More information will follow in the coming weeks.)

New Crosswalk To Be Added

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In consideration for students' safety while walking to and from school, the city has decided to put in a crosswalk at the intersection of 400 S and 500 W. We are excited about this decision because we want all students to be safe traveling to school and back. Go lions!